T.O. Details the Exact Moment His Relationship With Donovan McNabb Went Sour
When Terrell Owens was left off the list of Hall of Fame inductees once again in 2017, the main argument against him was the popular belief that he was a bad teammate. A lot of that had to do with his rocky relationship with quarterback Donovan McNabb during his days with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Despite putting up great numbers together and reaching a Super Bowl, these two never seemed to get along. On Wednesday, while speaking with Skip Bayless on “Undisputed,” Owens went back and provided details on the exact moment when relationship went south:
“There was a game, I can’t remember if it was… we were playing the Giants or the Browns or whatever the case may be, but throughout the course of practice, there were designed, specific plays for myself. Ran it over and over. Knew it was going to work in the game. Ran that play to a T. Open, wide open, I didn’t get the ball. I could hear my teammates from the sideline, ‘why didn’t he throw the ball?’
So I go back to the huddle and I was like ‘dude, I was open.’ And you know what his response was to me? ‘Shut the F up.’
That was disrespectful. I’ve never disrespected any of my teammates to that degree. And I didn’t make a stink about it on the field, I let it ride. I didn’t argue about it, i said ‘cool.’ But I went in the locker room and addressed him after the game, man-to-man. Knowing the things that had happened in San Francisco, I didn’t want that to happen in Philly.
Went up to him, addressed him, told him I didn’t appreciate that and don’t let that happen again. For whatever reason, I don’t know how he took it, he didn’t like it. And that’s how things started to unravel.
So these are things that you aren’t made aware of that I’ve tried to do to make myself a better person and a player based on things that happened in San Francisco.”
If only McNabb had thrown him the damn ball.
Hat Tip – [FoxSports]